Support Bioinformatician

Paramount Recruitment Ltd

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Science and Research

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Master of Science

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United Kingdom,London,London,

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Support Bioinformatics, Support Bioinformatician, PhD, Cancer, Rare Disease, Biostatistics, Statisti

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09 Jan, 2019

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Paramount Recruitment Ltd

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Support Bioinformatician

Genomics, Permanent, Research Services Team!

Paramount are working in partnership with Genomics England to help expand their team - after successfully completing the 100,000 Genomes Project recently they are working together with the NHS to launch the World's First Genomic Medicine Service. This will transform the way patients are cared for in the future.

A fantastic position has become available in their Research Services (Bioinformatics) team for a Support Bioinformatician to provide high calibre bioinformatics research support to external researchers and industrial partners by enabling analysis, facilitating access to datasets and ensuring optimal use of the Genomics England research data centre.
You will act as a second line of support for users of the Research Environment, and will have to be familiar with the data and applications.

This role would be an ideal fit for some with several years' experience in a Support Bioinformatics environment (industry or academia), with strong knowledge of Cancer Genomics, Data Analysis and Statistical skills.

As a Support Bioinformatician you will have the following responsibilities:

*Understanding Genomics England datasets and the research environment, and being both a super user and advocate internally and externally.
*Understanding the needs of customers (academic, NHS and industry); working with customers to ensure that their scientific projects are successful.
*Carrying out custom analyses on demand.
*Managing data; supporting data generation, intake, and extraction through airlocks.
*Supporting users with how to use our software and data.
*Keeping track of customer relationships and being the internal authority on specific customer issues, needs, and future plans.
*Providing high calibre troubleshooting of problems for customers, appraise customers and Genomics England options and execute solutions, co-ordinating with internal teams when necessary.
*Contributing to the development of the Research Environment through identifying unmet customer needs, suggesting solutions, and improving supporting material.
*Collaborating internally, particularly with others in the Chief Scientist's team, our Commercial team, Bioinformatics team and platform engineers, to develop and deploy suitable solutions for customers.
*Working from time to time on the NHS Clinical Interpretation pipeline.

The ideal Support Bioinformatician will meet the following requirements:

*Educated to MSc level or higher in Bioinformatics (this means either MSc plus 3-5 years' industry experience or PhD with 1-2 years' Postdoc experience)
*Extensive experience in analysis of large-scale genomic data using bioinformatics tools and pipelines.
*Demonstrable experience in using next generation sequencing data.
*Background in human disease genetics (Cancer or Rare Disease)
*Competence in R, Python or similar language appropriate for large-scale genomics analysis.
*Good customer-service orientation, disposition to help, and experience in working with customers, preferably in the scientific/pharma industry

In return you will receive a competitive salary package with the opportunity to work in a fantastic location and make a real difference to patients' lives. If you're interested and would like to apply, please send an up-to-date CV to (+44 121 616 3469).

Please note: Only candidates who are eligible to work in the UK will be considered. This means you must have either UK/EU citizenship of indefinite leave to remain.

Keywords: Support Bioinformatics, Support Bioinformatician, PhD, Cancer, Rare Disease, Biostatistics, Statistical Genetics, GWAS, clinical, phenotype, data, customer, software, research environment, Python, R, London, UK

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